I am actually asking this for a friend, but I really would like to know myself because I'm 100% certain this is going to come up one day. My friend and I are both nursing students, though my friend is a year ahead. My friend is doing her community health clinical, and her patient, among other things, has a broken leg. Trouble is, the leg is horribly swollen (not infected). The patient is already on as many painkillers as they can have, but they're still in quite a bit of pain. My question is-is there anything at all the nurse could do, asides from medication, to ease the pain of the leg, even a little? My friend is already going to ask her instructor about it and I'll do my own research as well, but I want to know what you guys would do. I like to hear from as many experienced people as possible, so I can have many things up my sleeve so to speak :-) Thanks!EDIT: I misunderstood. Derp! My excuse is that I'm pretty sick and very sleep deprived from beings sick. The Lovenox shot is not in the leg, but they are quite uncomfortable for the patient anyway. That's what was said to me, and in my haze I misunderstood. I am a huge idiot when I'm very sleep deprived (haven't slept more than 3 hours in over a week now, plus I'm sick) and that's why I would never go to work in this condition (which doesn't happen often at all-I haven't been this sick since I was a kid).